Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

Hybrid ICPH 2740 assures quantum jump in pigeonpea productivity in peninsular India

Saxena, K., Sameer Kumar, C.V., Hingane, A., Kumar, M.V.N., Vijaykumar, R., Saxena, R., Patil, S. and Varshney, R.ORCID: 0000-0002-4562-9131 (2016) Hybrid ICPH 2740 assures quantum jump in pigeonpea productivity in peninsular India. Journal of Food Legumes, 29 (2). pp. 142-144.

Abstract

Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] is an important pulse crop of peninsular India and of the 4 m ha grown, this region contributes >70% both in area and production. The productivity of pigeonpea in this region is at around 650 kg/ha, and to smash this low yield plateau, a hybrid technology, based on cytoplasmic nuclear male-sterility (CMS) and natural cross-pollination was evolved at ICRISAT. Among several location-specific hybrids were bred, ICPH 2740 gave out-standing performance in farmers’ fields and later released in Telangana for cultivation in 2015 as “Mannem Konda Kandi”. This wilt and sterility mosaic resistant hybrid was tested in 31 locations over five years exhibited 40.7% superiority over the ruling variety “Asha”. In the on-farm trials also, this hybrid recorded yield advantage of 36.2% in four provinces. This paper discusses salient features, performance, and seed technology of the hybrid ICPH 2740.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development
Copyright: © 2016 Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development
Publisher's Website: http://www.isprd.in/journal_of_food_legumes.html
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/61482
Item Control Page Item Control Page